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Treatment guidelines


Key points

  • Single implant therapy with todays technologies can be considered a routine intervention and treatment option for most patients and age groups.
  • In all but especially elderly patients interaction of existing diseases and medication with the implant treatment needs to be thoroughly evaluated.
  • Implant based therapy cannot be generally recommended as long as the juvenile skeletal growth is going on.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
A systematic review published in 2000 predicted a high 4-year implant survival of 97% for single implants. However, the “uncomplicated crown maintenance” rate for these same patients was 83%, indicating a 17% complication rate with the crowns. As a result, the, authors of this report stated that “crown complications are common.” In contrast, a 2008 systematic review reported a high survival rate for both single implants (96.8%) and their associated single crowns (94.5%) after five years.


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